Author: Julie Ann Sullivan

Fear, Hope and Inclusivity

I was anxious about the weather and where I would find a bathroom.  How big would the crowd be and would I feel claustrophobic?  What would happen if I got separated from my group? It turned out to be a sunny warm day, no issues with bathrooms or the crowd.  I have traveled all over the world, so getting around D.C. wasn’t scary once I got there.  By the end of the day, these small fears were nothing compared to what was being said from the stage.  They were in fact, minuscule in comparison. But this article, this day,...

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Follow Up: Mere Mortals And The Women’s March in D.C.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  –Margaret Mead There is power in numbers and the numbers spoke on Saturday, January 21, at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. The energy was palpable, the crowds were massive, and the space limited as a group of friends marched in solidarity for the preservation of civil rights. “Marching was more like being pushed along in slow, dense human syrup,” Ann, a marcher in the group, said. There were no worries about safety, only reflections of people being...

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Mere Mortals And The Women’s March in D.C.

After a rocky start, the organizers of the group Women’s March on Washington have coordinated a march on Saturday, January 21, 2017.  Their slogan is ‘The Rise of the Woman = The Rise of the Nation.’ A part of their stated mission is, “Women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability,” according to There’s no way to know exactly how many people will show up, but I can tell you that according to the Women’s March website there are over 380 other marches happening...

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